It has been a while! You might remember me as Skiergirl24. I used to post back in the day when my mom was very ill with BC. Anyway I just got awful news about my friend. She is 32 and was diagnosed with breast cancer. She is scheduled to have a double mastecomy with reconstructive surgery at Brigham and Womens in Boston next month. Thoughts and prayers are appreciated at this time. She was diagnosed 10 years ago at age 22 and had a lumpectomy and chemo. Now the cancer is back. I'm at a loss as to how to help her. My mother passed away from this disease in 2007. She knows this and I can't help but think she feels as if she might die too...ugh. This is just a bad situation all around. On a positive note, I recomitted to doing my monthly breast exams. In a few years, when I hit my mid 30s, I will start getting regular mammos. Right now I've had a mammo and a few ultrasounds but not every year. Anyway, TIA for the advice!